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Carlsen playing Anand

The Chess World Championship 2013 will be a match between Magnus Carlsen and World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand held from 9 to 28 November 2013 in India. Anand, Tiger of Madras, has won the World Championship 5 times already, and is known for his superb tactical play, and a mind working almost as fast and precise as a computer! Carlsen, who is also called the Mozart of Chess, is the highest rated player ever, playing his first World Championship. Carlsen's style is sometimes compared to that of Karpov, in that he grinds players in his endgames until they break.

Could this championship end up being as exciting as the one between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky back in 1972. Probably not, but I'm sure it will get a lot of attention from chess players all over the world. For me, I will enjoy listening to Susan Polgar, who is going to do the official commentary.

I'll leave you with an endgame of Carlsen. Carlsen plays black against Radjabov, and white is in the move. Can you see how Magnus Carlsen wins?

I'll post the solution next week...




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One way to finish this could be:

1. g4 Re1+
2. Kd2 Re2+
3. Kd1 e4
4. Rc5 Rxb2
5. Rxc4 Ke5
6. g5 e3+

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